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Head and Neck Lymphomas


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Head and neck lymphoma is cancer of lymph nodes located in the neck. Lymph nodes are part of the body's immune system that fights disease. Head and neck lymphoma is one of the most common head and neck primary cancers. For the most part, lymphoma treatment is handled by lymphoma specialists. Lymphoma responds well to treatment. 

Types of Head and Neck Lymphomas:

  • Large B-cell Lymphoma: This is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma or cancer of t he lymphatic system. The job of B cells is to prevent infection in the body.

  • Non-Hodgkin LymphomaNon-Hodgkin lymphoma has 35 different subtypes. Subtypes are defined by the differences in how fast these cancers grow.

  • Hodgkin LymphomaThere are two main types of Hodgkin lymphoma: classical and nodular lymphocyte predominant.

  • Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: In this type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lymphocytes become malignant and affect the skin. Often cutaneous lymphoma can be effectively treated with topical preparations.

  • T-cell Lymphoma: These lymphomas account for approximately 15 percent of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas in the United States.


See details about head and neck lymphoma diagnosis and treatment in our Lymphoma section.

Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?

Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.

Ranked in the nation’s top tier by U.S. News & World Report.
The ranking reflects the team’s dedication to excellence in research patient care and outcomes. Surgeons, audiologists, biomedical engineers, speech pathologists, researchers, and psychologists collaborate with many research programs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to deliver the best possible multidisciplinary care to pediatric and adult ear, nose, and throat patients.

More board-certified head and neck surgical specialists than any other South Florida provider. We have experts who work together to treat every aspect of your head and neck care. In the majority of cases requiring reconstruction, you have just one operation for cancer removal and any reconstructive surgery. Sylvester is one of the best places in the country for simultaneous head and neck cancer surgery and microvascular reconstruction.

Clinical trials that focus on robotic surgery, chemotherapy, reducing radiation toxicity and immunotherapy are often available for head and neck cancer patients. You can get new treatments that aren’t available elsewhere. Your access to trials that match your specific cancer gives you the best chance for the best treatment outcomes.

Advanced radiation oncology tools. Our leading edge technology offers crystal clear tumor targeting, improved results, and less potential damage to nearby healthy tissue. These tools include RapidArc® intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and a Siemens 4D-CT scanner. We can offer patients the benefit of proton therapy with modulated scanning, which can target the tumor more precisely than X-rays and can reduce the side effects of treatment.

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